Trends and needs in the automotive industry are always changing and evolving. They require constant R&D and often adaptation / commercialization of new technologies. Better gas mileage, extended range for EVs, and faster acceleration are heavily dependent on weight savings from advanced materials that were once limited to high performance race cars or the aerospace & defence sector. New paint aesthetics that are more robust than ever before have been developed to meet the demand for cars that look more modern and can be kept on the road longer. Even the foam used for seating and sound isolation continues to be refined to offer a more comfortable and quieter ride.
All this iterative work to optimize materials for the automotive industry requires a lot of mixing! The best tool for the job must be versatile enough to disperse pigment in paint, formulate SPUR sealants, or even vacuum degas high performance epoxy adhesives. Though the application space is so broad and has so many unique requirements, a centrifugal mixer is the best choice for nearly any small-scale mixing requirement in the automotive industry. This is because they generate meaningful results quickly and do not delay the learning process with unnecessary clean-up.